A gap in the lack of healthcare provision brought about M-health, an app that provides information about health in general and can even connect patients to qualified doctors. As needs change and the handsets adopted become more sophisticated (currently 80% of handsets in Africa are basic) we can expect these dating apps to become more and more popular.
In a search through the top 100 downloaded apps in Africa, using information gathered from App Annie, a site that aggregates IOS top apps along with other IT market data, and “World Hot Apps”, which aggregates the app rankings of all app stores, we have come up with a “Top Ten List” of Africa’s most popular dating apps.
Over the past few years, more and more Africans are turning to their mobile phones for services.
These stretch from banking services to agricultural advice and, now, dating.
Family members want to know why you can't meet someone decent at a work/church/stokvel meeting.
Work colleagues are curious about the people you meet online.
But in my circle of friends I have become the go-to person to ask about which sites are better and to decode the confusing lingo.
I can also be relied on for a hair-raising story or two.
There were a few dates but I found a woman that took my heart from my body and claimed it. After waking up this week to the devastating news that Idris Elba will never marry again, I have resigned myself to going to the grave single.As there is No Longer Any Hope for my romantic endeavours, I will share some of the things I learnt before I quietly slink off into perpetual singlehood.With 20% of Africa’s 1.1 billion-strong population now online, and 70% of internet users using mobile phones, the impact of applications is set to reverberate across social, political and economic spaces.